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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:27 pm 
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If you’re 27 or younger, you’ve never experienced a colder-than-average month.

http://grist.org/news/if-youre-27-or-yo ... age-month/

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The average temperature across land and ocean surfaces during October was 14.63°C (58.23°F). This is 0.63°C (1.13°F) above the 20th century average and ties with 2008 as the fifth warmest October on record. The record warmest October occurred in 2003 and the record coldest October occurred in 1912. This is the 332nd consecutive month with an above-average temperature.

Emphasis added. If you were born in or after April 1985, if you are right now 27 years old or younger, you have never lived through a month that was colder than average. That’s beyond astonishing.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:55 pm 
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From the description of average temperature across land and ocean surfaces, that measurement is world wide correct?
The initial statement is not necessarily true for all areas.
Christmas of 2003 in Baltimore was one of the heaviest snows on record for example.
http://www.currentresults.com/Weather-E ... oldest.php
Maine had it's lowest temperature on record as recently as 2009.

I'm not trying to minimize the results of the findings though.
There is definitely a worldwide warming going on.
Maybe we can't do much to reverse the trend, but we do have a responsibility to look for ways to minimize the damage.
Of course, the theory of impermanence states that the only constant is change; but if we don't want to prematurely create conditions where the only sustainable life on this planet falls into the category of "extremophiles", then we're going to have to take the issue of warming more seriously.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:11 am 
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I believe it refers to average monthly global temperatures.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:25 pm 
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Woah.

That's kindof amazing.

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